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Showrunners Band Together To Bash Emmys

WGA puts out list of scribes who oppose telecast changes.

From WGA press release:


Writers are overwhelmingly opposed to the short-sighted attempt by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to remove any of the live presentations of writing awards from the Primetime Emmys. The categories that the Academy seeks to exclude are key awards and must be presented live. WGA showrunners have issued the following letter of protest in response to the Academy’s planned changes to the broadcast:



We, the undersigned showrunners and executive producers of television’s current line-up of programs, oppose the Academy of Television Arts and Science’s decision to remove writing awards from the live telecast. This decision conveys a fundamental understatement of the importance of writers in the creation of television programming and a symbolic attack on the primacy of writing in our industry. We implore ATAS to restore these awards to their rightful place in the live telecast of the 2009 Emmy Awards.



Carter Covington, 10 Things I Hate About You

David Fury, 24

Alex Gansa, 24

Evan Katz, 24

Robert Carlock, 30 Rock

Michelle Nader, 100 Questions

Rebecca Sinclair, 90210

Claudia Lonow, Accidentally on Purpose

Mike Barker, American Dad

Jeff Melvoin, Army Wives

Ronald D. Moore, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Virtuality

Victor Fresco, Better Off Ted

Bill Prady, Big Bang Theory

Mike Kelley, The Beautiful Life, Swingtown

Mark V. Olsen, Big Love

Will Scheffer, Big Love

Hart Hanson, Bones

Stephen Nathan, Bones

Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad

Molly Newman, Brothers & Sisters

Matt Nix, Burn Notice

Tom Kapinos, Californication

Jane Espenson, Caprica

Andrew W. Marlowe, Castle

Chris Fedak, Chuck

Matt Miller, Chuck

Scott Rosenbaum, Chuck

Robert Munic, The Cleaner

Rich Appel, The Cleveland Show

Jennifer Johnson, Cold Case

Greg Plageman, Cold Case

Garrett Donovan, Community

Neil Goldman, Community

Ed Bernero, Criminal Minds

Carol Mendelsohn, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Naren Shankar, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Peter Lenkov, CSI: New York

Pam Veasey, CSI: New York

Rick Eid, Dark Blue

Doug Yung, Dark Blue

Matt Berry, Desperate Housewives

Marc Cherry, Desperate Housewives

Bob Daily, Desperate Housewives

Clyde Phillips, Dexter

Melissa Rosenberg, Dexter

Charles H. Eglee, Dexter

Maggie Friedman, Eastwick

David S. Rosenthal, Eastwick

Doug Ellin, Entourage

Thania St. John, Eureka

Jill Franklyn, Failure to Fly

Steve Callaghan, Family Guy

David A. Goodman, Family Guy

Mark Hentemann, Family Guy

Seth McFarlane, Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, American Dad

Chris Sheridan, Family Guy

Marc Guggenheim, Flash Forward

Luke Reiter, The Forgotten

Jason Katims, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood

Jeff Pinkner, Fringe

J.H. Wyman, Fringe

David X. Cohen, Futurama

Ira Ungerleider, Gary Unmarried

Michelle King, The Good Wife

John Altschuler, The Goode Family

Dave Krinsky, The Goode Family

Patrick Sean Smith, Greek

Shonda Rhimes, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice

Steve Peterman, Hannah Montana

Michael Poryes, Hannah Montana

Glen Mazzara, HawthoRNe

Adam Armus, Heroes

Garnett Lerner, House

David Shore, House

Brad Kern, Human Target

Jon Steinberg, Human Target

Colette Burson, Hung

Dmitry Lipkin, Hung

Michael B. Kaplan, I’m In the Band

Neal Baer, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Rene Balcer, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Walon Green, Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Samuel Baum, Lie to Me

Shawn Ryan, Lie To Me

Daniel Voll, Lie to Me

Janet Leahy, Life UneXpected

Kathleen McGhee-Anderson, Lincoln Heights

Carlton Cuse, Lost

Adam Horowitz, Lost

Edward Kitsis, Lost

Damon Lindelof, Lost

Matt Weiner, Mad Men

Holly Sorensen, Make It or Break It

Glenn Gordon Caron, Medium

Todd Slavkin, Melrose Place

Darren Swimmer, Melrose Place

Michael Royce, Men of a Certain Age

Gretchen Berg, Mercy

Aaron Harberts, Mercy

Liz Heldens, Mercy

Jeffrey Lieber, Miami Trauma

Steven Maeda, Miami Trauma

Eileen Heisler, The Middle

DeAnn Heline, The Middle

Steve Levitan, Modern Family

Shane Brennan, NCIS; NCIS: Los Angeles

Jeff Astrof, The New Adventures of Old Christine

Kari Lizer, The New Adventures of Old Christine

Andrew Dettman, Numb3rs

Ken Sanzel, Numb3rs

Greg Daniels, The Office, Parks & Recreation

Paul Lieberstein, The Office

Michael Schur, The Office, Parks & Recreation

David Hudgins, Past Life

Ellen Kreamer, Plummer

Jon Cowan, Private Practice

Stan Zimmerman, Rita Rocks

Michael Rauch, Royal Pains, Love Monkey

Shaun Cassidy, Ruby & the Rockits

Marsh McCall, Ruby & the Rockits

Tom Hertz, Rules of Engagement

Matthew Carlson, Sons of Tucson

Nancy Miller, Saving Grace

Neil Goldman, Scrubs

Al Jean, The Simpsons

Matt Selman, The Simpsons

Kurt Sutter, Sons of Anarchy

Michael Feldman, Sonny with a Chance

Steve Marmel, Sonny with a Chance

Steve DeKnight, Spartacus: Blood & Sand

Ann Biderman, Southland

John Wells, Southland

Danny Kallis, Suite Life on Deck

Eric Kripke, Supernatural

James Duff, The Closer

Jay Kogen, The Troop

Thomas Lynch, The Troop

Carol Barbee, Three Rivers

Eric Overmyer, Treme

Michael Hirst, The Tudors

Susan Beavers, Two and a Half Men

Lee Aronsohn, Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory

Jill Soloway, United States of Tara

Jeffrey Bell, V

Scott Peters, V

Jack Kenny, Warehouse 13

David Simkins, Warehouse 13

Roberto Benabib, Weeds

Jenji Kohan, Weeds

Todd Greenwald, Wizards of Waverly Place

Peter Murietta, Wizards of Waverly Place

Matt Dearborn, Zeke & Luther

Tom Burkhard, Zeke and Luther

Patric Verrone

John Bowman

David Chase

David Milch

Phil Rosenthal